Liposonix – Ultrasound
Still being manufactured: Yes
Description: LipoSonix is an FDA approved system that works by attacking fat cells with high-intensity non-invasive focused ultrasound, permanently removing targeted fat around your waistline without surgery. Ultrasound energy is able to pass through the skin layers, virtually unnoticed, and into the targeted fat tissue without harming skin or surrounding tissues. Scavenger-like cells called macrophages absorb the emulsified fat and cell remains, which are then removed from the body naturally.
- Large treatment areas (abdomen)
- Love handles
- Muffin tops
Additional Details: The truth is, patient’s are all about losing 1 pant or dress size without having to go under the knife. Traditional fat reduction procedures, such as liposuction, are often surgically invasive procedures which entail more recovery time, additional post-treatment, and risk of infection. Patients who have undergone a Liposonix treatment benefit from its non-invasive nature, giving them the ability to resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.
According to LipoSonix, this procedure can be effective at destroying excess fat at depths of an inch or more without doing any damage to the epidermis (the skin’s topmost layer). In contrast with other non-invasive body-contouring systems on the market today, the Liposonix system is highly versatile, allowing control over precisely how and where energy is delivered, for a truly customized treatment in a single 60 minute session. Many patients have seen a reduction in the appearance of their cellulite in addition to an overall reduction in fat on the abdomen or “love handles” as well as saddle bags, arms, another other areas where you might have unwanted pockets of fat. Studies show an average of about 1 inch after just 1 hour-long treatment. The results appear gradually between 8 and 12 weeks post treatment, which is the time needed for one’s body to naturally process the treated fat.
Those looking for a modest reduction in fat or are a few unwanted bulges away from their ideal body shape, tend to be the best candidates for a Liposonix treatment. Another good “rule of thumb” doctors like to test to see if their patient’s qualify for this non-invasive fat reduction procedure is – if you can pinch about an inch of fat in the preferred treatment area.
Fat reduction with Liposonix requires no anesthesia or incisions and is been said to be “quite comfortable.” Prior to your treatment, your physician will record your measurements and weight in order to customize the treatment to your specific body type. During treatment, the doctor moves the device head, similar in size and shape to an ultrasound device used to view a woman’s progress during pregnancy, around the area of treatment for about 30-60 minutes (some larger areas may take longer). Patient’s who have experienced Liposonix have described feeling cold, prickling, tingling or warmth sensations while treated. If desired, patients may opt for an oral pain medication to ensure maximum comfort. After treatment, some may notice some bruising, redness or swelling, but most patients describe side-effects as mild. Additional treatments can bring even more substantial improvements.
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